Crested Butte and all it’s glory
***I couldn’t decide which pictures I loved most so I made a little slideshow with ALL of my favorites.***
To say that Crested Butte is cute is an understatement. That town is downright charming. I couldn’t get enough of the downtown area and the view of the Butte was amazing. We got to stay in the best Bed and Breakfast and we will definitely revisit the folk at The Elizabeth Anne in the future. Kevin’s stuffed french toast was out of this world. We also got to enjoy some amazing burgers at The Last Steep. We loved it so much that we went back for their artichoke cheddar bread bowl soup the next night. Plus, the owner is a KC native so what’s not to love about that?
The town was more than charming, the food was more than excellent, our B&B was perfect, and the skiing . . . well, the skiing was intense. Crested Butte puts the steeps at Taos to shame. CB is just so VERTICAL. The challenging snow conditions coupled with the crazy weather on the first day (think – wind, fog, snow, sun, cold, snow) made a few of our runs not my favorite. I had a little meltdown midway down a double black diamond run and I was never quite the same after that. Exploring a new mountain is always fun but the enormous amount of expert terrain made it hard to relax.
Our second day came with some fluffy stuff to soften the crud conditions and the blue skies and warm sun helped ease a little of my frustrations from the first day. Crested Butte is steep. Did I mention that? My ankles actually got tired of balancing on the side of the mountain. I didn’t put in a full ski day because I just couldn’t take it NO MO but Dan enjoyed flying down the chutes while I warmed myself at a fire pit with other tired folks.
Overall, a beautiful get away for Dan and me. We had so much fun hanging out in the car and exploring this new place but we were glad to make it back home to see our pups. We will definitely have to plan another trip to CB and I think I might like it even better in the summer. I hear they have the best wildflowers in the state.